Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “drag sb away”

drag sb away

informal phrasal verb with drag     /dræɡ/ verb (-gg-)
to make someone leave a place or stop doing what they are doing so that they can go somewhere else or do something else: I'm ready to go home now but I don't want to drag you away if you're enjoying yourself. I'll bring Tom, if I can drag him away from the football.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
(Definition of drag sb away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of drag sb away

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way, but you might be interested in these topics from the Movement and location topic area:

Translations of “drag sb away”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More